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Author of historical fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults.

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Join us Dec. 8 at 6 North in Ballwin!

Signed books by local authors make great holiday gifts! 

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Carrington Event — 159 years ago!

Check out today’s Space Weather for information about the Carrington Event, which I referenced in my short story, SOLAR LULLABY. The legendary solar flare happened 159 years ago. Auroras seen as far south as Cuba … and “As the day unfolded, the gathering storm electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting their telegraph papers on fire. The …

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Check out Midwest Crystal Fest, 6/23-24!

This weekend, I’ll be at the Midwest Crystal Fest, held outdoors at Emmenegger Park in Kirkwood, Mo., sharing a table with my good friend Sandy Schulz of Earth&Wheel Pottery. She makes amazing horsehair and pit-fired pottery, including runes, beads, and bowls. Of course, I’ll have my books there, too! Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., …

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Behind the Labyrinth of Time: the second blue moon rises

Research is one of the fun things about writing. When I was imagining my young adult novel, The Labyrinth of Time, I became intrigued by the idea of “double blue moons.” In recent times, we generally say the second full moon in a calendar month is a blue moon. A few times each century, you …

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Blue moon, super moon, blood moon — see the trifecta Jan. 31!

January 31 brings a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood Moon! This full moon is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s the second full moon of the month, commonly known as …

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Meeting with young writers at Wildwood Middle School

Local authors Jennifer Stolzer and Brad R Cook joined me today at Wildwood Middle School to discuss “Writing Real People” with eight classes of seventh-grade students. We had some great questions and lots of participation, which made it fun for us. Hoping to see some of the 200+ students at Gateway Con in June and to …

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Strange “blue auroras” sighted

Reprinted from Spaceweather.com STRANGE ‘BLUE AURORAS’ SIGHTED: Last night, strange bands and rings of blue light appeared over parts of Scandinavia and Russia. Was it a weird type of aurora? No geomagnetic storm was in progress. The explanation may be a barrage of missiles fired during an overnight Russian war game, spreading a blue-glowing cloud …

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See you Nov. 3-4 at St Louis Indie Bookfair!

If you’re at the Grand Center First Friday on Nov. 3, stop by the St. Louis Indie Bookfair at Kranzberg Art Center, 501 N. Grand St., between 5-9 p.m. to visit with me and some amazing local authors, including Jennifer Lynn, George Sirois, H.C. Beckerr, and Braxton DeGarmo. If you can’t make it then, the book …

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Asteroid to buzz Earth this week

Reprinted from SpaceWeather,com: ASTEROID TO BUZZ EARTH THIS WEEK: Four years ago, a house-sized asteroid tore through the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and exploded.  Shock waves shattered windows and knocked down onlookers as fragments of the disintegrating space rock peppered the Ural countryside. This week an asteroid about the same size is approaching Earth. It …

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Readers: Thanks for stopping by!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me, going to three events to sell books and talk about audiobooks. I wanted to say “thanks” to those who stopped at my table to chat, and especially to those who bought a book or short story from me or fellow local authors, a few of whom …

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